The court imposed a reduced sentenced of five years jail-term to a 33-year-old man from South Carolina after he admitted threatening to kill President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush and other dignitaries. The court found Gregory Dale Brockman, of Hollywood, South Carolina guilty of writing lette rs threatening to kill Obama, Bush, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden.
Based on court records filed at the U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania’s Eastern District, Brockman was also found guilty of threatening to assault Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat who is Minority Leader in the House of Representatives. According to reports, in his letters to Clinton and Pelosi, mailed in November 2010, he threatened to kidnap, torture and sexually assault the two women, the documents said. To avoid longer penalty for his crime, Brockman pleaded guilty in May to his pending charges.
Brockman is currently serving a sentence of three to 10 years for a burglary conviction and also faces a separate 30-month prison term imposed in Pennsylvania for similar threats to Bush. Patty Hartman, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office said the 5-year federal sentence will run consecutive to the other two sentences.